Thursday, May 09, 2013
Mary Vitamin for May 9th
“And he led them out as far as Bethania: and lifting up his hands, he blessed them."
Venerable Mary of Agreda
“Prostrating herself at the feet of her Divine Son, the august Mother adored Him as true God and Redeemer of the world, then she begged Him to bestow on her His last benediction, and all present followed her example.”
The Divine Life of the Most Holy Virgin, (Tan Books) 214-5
Today I will follow the lead of the Blessed Virgin Mary. In the same way in which we ask for the blessing of a priest before departing his presence, I will ask for the priestly blessing of Christ before ascending into heaven. I will remember to do this today when I see the crucifix or at Mass at the final blessing.
"After her Son's Ascension, Mary 'aided the beginnings of the Church by her prayers.' In her association with the apostles and several women, 'we also see Mary by her prayers imploring the gift of the Spirit, who had already overshadowed her in the Annunciation.'"
I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
Thanks be to God for graces received.